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wendy5

Date

November 15, 2014

Description

Here are some branches of a Taxus brevifolia or Western Yew. Thanks to Fred Weinmann of the Native Plant Society for pointing it out to me. It was growing by/the Tunnel Creek Trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness.

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wendy5

Date

November 15, 2014

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Growing on this tree were half a dozen 1' wide clumps of Sparassis crispa or Cauliflower Mushroom. They were too high up to touch or smell. They were noticed on Tunnel Creek Trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness near the river with temps in the 20s.

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wendy5

Date

November 15, 2014

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Thanks to Sharon Schlentner of the Native Plant Society for pointing out Rhytidiopsis robusta or well-named Pipecleaner Moss, similar to Electrified Catstail Moss, but growing at a higher subalpine altitude.

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wendy5

Date

November 15, 2014

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Thanks to Fred Weinmann of the Native Plant Society for pointing out Gaultheria ovatifolia or Western Tea-berry, aka Slender Wintergreen, a relative of Salal. It was growing in a patch along Tunnel Creek Trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness.

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wendy5

Date

November 15, 2014

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I was excited to find my first two Cantharellus cibarius or Chanterelles along the Tunnel Creek Trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness. With temps in the 20s, they were both freeze-dried, and didn't look too appetizing, though they were a nice size, 4" tall.

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maidenhair ferns Genus Adiantum

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wendy5

Date

November 15, 2014

Description

The Adiantum pedatum or Maidenhair Ferns along Tunnel Creek Trail in the Buckhorn Wilderness looked very wilted and curled as winter sets in and the temperatures were in the 20s.

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orange honeysuckle Lonicera ciliosa

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brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 04:51 PM PDT

Description

Honeysuckle
I think this is Lonicera ciliosa


Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Pacific stonecrop Sedum divergens

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 03:10 PM PDT

Description

I think this is Spreading Stonecrop - Sedum divergens

Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Common Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 03:05 PM PDT

Description

Common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis

comment from Pseudacris on Flickr ... this is a Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). It is likely an intergrade between the Puget Sound Garter (Thamnophis sirtalis pickeringii) and the Oregon Red-Spotted Garter (Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus). You can tell by the red spots on the side of the garter snake, which T. elegans from Washington never have. Nice find!
Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Pacific rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 02:37 PM PDT

Description

Pacific Rhododendron - along Duckabush River trail

This image gives some idea of how large these rhododendrons get in their native habitat.

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Blues Subfamily Polyommatinae

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 01:02 PM PDT

Description

There were quite a few in this one, small area.
I believe this is in the en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyommatinae or Blues subfamily of the Lycaenidae (gossamer-winged) FAMILY

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Polyommatinae

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Orchids Family Orchidaceae

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 12:26 PM PDT

Description

Coralroot emerging
Hiking along the Duckabush river trail

These are mycotrophic plants that obtain their organic carbon from a host green plant by tapping into an intermediary mycorrhizal fungus attached to the roots of the host plant.

Myco-heterotrophy is a symbiotic relationship between certain kinds of plants and fungi, in which the plant gets all or part of its food from parasitism upon fungi rather than from photosynthesis.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myco-heterotrophy accessed 26 April 2010

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 12:13 PM PDT

Description

Pyrola picta
white-veined wintergreen

biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.ph...

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 11:40 AM PDT

Description

Saxifraga ferruginea - along Duckabush trail
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Saxifraga

A nicer image at www.pnwflowers.com/flower/saxifraga-ferruginea

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 11:39 AM PDT

Description

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Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Rhododendron

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Western rattlesnake plantain Goodyera oblongifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 11:35 AM PDT

Description

Goodyera oblongifolia
Rattlesnake plantain, western rattlesnake plantain, green-leaf rattlesnake-plantain
Orchidaceae
Burke Herbarium link

Some additional info from the Washington Native Orchid Society www.wanativeorchids.com/Goodyera/index.html

Is it better to give than receive? A stable isotope
perspective to orchid-fungal carbon transport in the green orchid species Goodyera repens and G. oblongifolia by Nicole A. Hynson, Katja Preiss & Gerhard Gebauer describes how myco-hetertrophy is measured, it is technical but quite fascinating
opus.ub.uni-bayreuth.de/volltexte/2009/633/pdf/Diss.pdf#p...

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 11:06 AM PDT

Description

Castilleja hispida var. hispida

plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CAHIH2

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Pacific trillium Trillium ovatum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 10:40 AM PDT

Description

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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What

deer fern Blechnum spicant

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 10:38 AM PDT

Description

Deer Fern - along Duckabush River trail

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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wood ferns Genus Dryopteris

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 10:37 AM PDT

Description

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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five-fingered fern Adiantum aleuticum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 10:35 AM PDT

Description

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Trientalis borealis latifolia Trientalis latifolia

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 10:22 AM PDT

Description

Trientalis borealis ssp latifolia (Pacific Starflower)

A better image is at www.pnwflowers.com/flower/trientalis-borealis-ssp-latifolia

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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Pacific rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum

Observer

brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 09:44 AM PDT

Description

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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brewbooks

Date

May 31, 2008 02:16 PM PDT

Description

Genus Pilophorus Th. Fr. – nail lichen
Species Pilophorus acicularis

Duckabush River Trail No. 803
near Five Mile camp, The Brothers Wilderness, Olympic National Forest
Jefferson County, Washington, USA

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imatsuoka

Date

October 31, 2012

Description

I found this fungi growing on a downed Acer macrophyllum under a mostly open canopy.

Unfortunately, I did not photograph it before I dehydrated it.

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brewbooks

Date

June 2, 2007 01:32 PM PDT

Description

Lloydia serotina Liliaceae
common alplily

Growing between Welch Peak and Mount Townsend
about 1700 meters (5700 feet)
Buckhorn Wildereness, Olympic National Forest
Washington, USA

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Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 2, 2007 01:23 PM PDT

Description

Smelowskia calycina
Brassicaceae

Growing between Welch Peak and Mount Townsend
about 1700 meters (5700 feet)
Buckhorn Wildereness, Olympic National Forest
Washington, USA

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brewbooks

Date

June 2, 2007 01:22 PM PDT

Description

Viola flettii Piper Violaceae
Flett's violet, Olympic violet

Growing between Welch Peak and Mount Townsend
about 1700 meters (5700 feet)
Buckhorn Wildereness, Olympic National Forest
Washington, USA

Seen on a North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) Northwest Chapter field trip

This violet is endemic to the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
It likes to grow in rock crevices.

Sone interesting information about Flett was researched by Roger Beckett in the Olympic Mountain Rescue Newsletter of July, 2004. He writes:

“Viola flettii was named by Piper in 1898 "in honour of Mr. J. B. Flett, an able botanist of the Northwest, who was the first to collect it." Flett collected that first specimen in July 1897 from near the timberline near Mount Constance, in the Olympic Mountains.The info comes from Viola Brainerd Baird's book "Wild Violets of North America", 1942.”

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brewbooks

Date

June 2, 2007 03:34 PM PDT

Description

Viola flettii Piper Violaceae
Flett's violet, Olympic violet

Growing between Welch Peak and Mount Townsend
about 1700 meters (5700 feet)
Buckhorn Wildereness, Olympic National Forest
Washington, USA

Seen on a North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) Northwest Chapter field trip

This violet is endemic to the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
It likes to grow in rock crevices.

Sone interesting information about Flett was researched by Roger Beckett in the Olympic Mountain Rescue Newsletter of July, 2004. He writes:

“Viola flettii was named by Piper in 1898 "in honour of Mr. J. B. Flett, an able botanist of the Northwest, who was the first to collect it." Flett collected that first specimen in July 1897 from near the timberline near Mount Constance, in the Olympic Mountains.The info comes from Viola Brainerd Baird's book "Wild Violets of North America", 1942.”

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Lettuce Lichen Lobaria oregana

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mossy

Date

April 18, 2012

Description

I only find this stuff in close proximinty to old growth. I never find it in the cites.